OFFENSIVE COACHING STAFF
NATHAN TENUT | OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Nathan Tenut (Wisconsin-River Falls '07) enters his seventh season as an assistant football coach at Augsburg in 2018. This season, Tenut has been named as the Auggies' offensive coordinator, in addition to his duties coaching the offensive line and as video coordinator and recruiter.
While coaching at Augsburg, Tenut has coached five CoSIDA Academic All-American selections, four D3football.com All-West Region selections and nine All-MIAC selections. During Tenut's six prior years at Augsburg, the Auggies have guarded an offensive unit that produced 24,928 yards of total offense (415.5 yards per-game), including 9,737 rushing yards (162.3 per-game) and 15,191passing yards (253.2 per-game), while allowing just 105 sacks (17.5 per-season) and 328 tackles for-loss (54.7 per-season).
The Auggies have recorded 3,500-plus yards of total offense in five of the last six years, including a 5,038-yard effort in 2015. The Auggies have allowed 20 sacks or less in four of the past six seasons.
PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE: Tenut most recently served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he was the team's offensive line coach/run game coordinator. During his time as an assistant at River Falls, Tenut worked under former Falcon head coach John O'Grady as well as current head coach Matt Walker. In his four seasons as an assistant, Tenut coached five All-WIAC selections and one D3football.com All-West Region selection on the offensive line.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE / ACHIEVEMENTS: As a four-year letterwinner as a member of the Falcons squad from 2003-07, Tenut was a three-year starter under legendary Falcon head coach John O'Grady. During his senior season, the Falcon offense ranked second in the WIAC in scoring offense with 29.1 points-per game, and recorded the third-highest rushing yards per-game average among conference opponents.
In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Tenut was a four-year member of the Falcon Football Honor Roll, and served as President of the River Falls Health and Physical Education Recreattion Club from 2005-07.
PERSONAL / FAMILY NOTES: A native of Phillips, Wis., Tenut currently resides in Roseville, Minn. with his wife, Laura. Tenut holds a master's degree in sports and business administration from University of Central Missouri.
T.J. DEEN | ASSISTANT COACH / RUNNING BACKS
T.J. Deen (Augsburg '17) is in his fourth season on the Augsburg football coaching staff in 2018, coaching the running backs. Deen was a linebacker at Augsburg in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, coming to Augsburg after transferring from North Dakota State University. After his playing days, he served as a student assistant coach in 2015 and 2016, before becoming a stipend assistant in 2017. As a high school student at Park Center, he competed in football, soccer and track and field.